Certified Life Coach Heidi Benjaminsen shares tools, tips and stories to help you create confidence and live a happier and more fulfilled life. Deliberately choosing what you want to think and believe about yourself is the secret. You can create anything in your life if you believe you can. So why not believe your worth is infinite and your dreams are actually achievable? The world needs you to shine, sparkle and share your talents. No more hiding from your destiny! Let's do this!
Ep. 95 What Confidence Looks Like
We interpret someone making eye contact, smiling, introducing themselves, being willing to have difficult conversations as those coming from confidence. When we're trying to develop our own confidence, it is useful to visualize what other confidence people DO, what they SAY and then visualize ourselves doing the same. Listen as Heidi walks through several situations and examples of what confidence looks like. Just one new confident act reinforced to your brain that you ARE a confidence person.
Ep. 94 Lighten Up
Listen as Heidi explains about the background of her Lighten Up private membership for Mothers of Teenagers who want to gain more confidence and peace that they are making the right choices for their families. Lighten Up is for women who want less emotional and physical weight and want to feel more anchored in their self-esteem, emotions, and confidence. Click below to learn more and join as a founding member.
Ep. 93 Having Our Own Back
While it feels good to have other people support us when we face obstacles, are weak and need help, it feels BETTER when we know WE can be that support to ourselves. We have a deep inner grounding when we know WE have the ability to have our own back. Listen as Heidi gives several examples of what this looks like in our lives and the ripple effects of building our inner confidence and strength.
Ep. 92 Discomfort Tolerance
The more uncomfortable emotions we are willing to feel in our life, the more growth we will experience. Handling uncomfortable conversations and situations builds confident, solid and respectful relationships with other people - but it starts with having our own solid self-confidence. Listen as Heidi gives examples of how to manage our thoughts and emotions to feel the discomfort and learn WHY this is such an important emotional skill.
Ep. 91 The Why Pause
We all have a space in our mind and body where we can pause, identify our emotions and thoughts and then choose how we want to respond. Achieving our goals requires us to learn how to pause and create specific emotions. In this episode Heidi explains a tool called The Why Pause that helps clients learn to shift their default emotions to more useful emotions by using their why's or reasons for setting the goals. Listen as Heidi explains many examples of how to use this simple, yet profound tool.
Ep. 90 Our Fear of Failing as Mothers
One of the deepest fears we have as mothers is that we might "fail" our children and they will suffer because of our deficiencies. This fear isn't rooted in truths about our human experience and fuels us to insecurely try to control our children... all so we feel better. Listen as Heidi unravels this belief and talks through what "failing" and "succeeding" looks like. Turns out... succeeding is loving, teaching, modeling resiliency... and embracing our humanness.
Heidi is the best!
Heidi is fun to listen to and gives me the push that I need to be my best self! I love her energy and commitment to helping others achieve their goals! Well done!!
Five stars all the way!
Heidi knows her stuff. She does a wonderful job of explaining the “whys” of things too. Also, has a very soothing voice and makes me want to make positive changes.
Solid, concise, helpful, uplifting!
I have so many favorite things about this podcast: there's no fluff in the content....every sentence is concisely constructed with insightful and helpful information. The length is always perfect! I'm amazed she can get so much great information packed into so few minutes! Heidi is uplifting! I always finish the podcast like I can be my best self (with a little sparkle! :) Love it!!!